Christophe Pourny learned the art of furniture restoration in his father’s atelier in the South of France. In this, his first book, he teaches readers everything they need to know about the provenance and history of furniture, as well as how to restore, update, and care for their furniture—from antiques to mid-century pieces, family heirlooms or funky flea-market finds.
The heart of the book is an overview of Pourny’s favorite techniques— Ceruse, Vernis Anglais,and Water Gilding, among many others—with full-color step-by-step photographs to ensure that readers can easily replicate each refinishing technique at home. A glossary of trade resources makes it a great gift for any interior designer, architect, or anyone with a passion for home design.
Foreword by Martha Stewart - published by Artisan Books for Workman Publishing
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